Request Line: Down

INT. DFO PRODUCTION OFFICE – DAY

A pair of sleazy Hollywood producers are fulfilling their investor-mandated office hours.  One – DARKEST TIMELINE ZACK MORRIS – appears to be hard at work, depositing royalty checks, opening and closing manilla folders, and making notes on a post-it pad.  The other – RIKKI-TIKKI-DEADLY – is lounging on the couch, staring up at the ceiling and frowning.  Eventually, DARKEST TIMELINE ZACK MORRIS notices.

DTZM: Hey, buddy.  You look down.

RTD: [looks up at him] Oh.  Yeah.

DTZM: Need a little pick-me-up? Maybe a screening of Dr. Zhivago?

RTD: No thanks, I already tried that.  Didn’t help.

DTZM: How could you be down on such a lovely day? What’s the matter?

RTD: [glances out the window at the perfect Los Angeles weather] I don’t know.  I was just thinking about that documentary we were watching…you remember, the about all the stupid people taking over the world?

DTZM: Idiocracy?

RTD: Yeah.

DTZM: That wasn’t a…

RTD: [interrupting obliviously] Anyway, I’ve just been kind of ruminating about how stupidity runs rampant in our society…

DTZM: That’s been true throughout human history, though.

RTD: …and how much further our society would have progressed if as a species we valued technical intelligence more highly than social intelligence.

DTZM: But that’s changing! Look at some of the richest and most powerful people in our society at the moment – Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook…you can’t claim those guys don’t recognize the value of technical intelligence.  And Bill Gates has shown that you can emerge from a position of that kind of power without losing your humanity.

RTD: Yeah, I guess.

DTZM: You know what you need? You need to do something creative.

RTD: [groans] Come on, you know I hate that stuff.

DTZM: I’m not talking about doing actual work.  I’m talking about coming up with ideas!  And then getting credit for whatever actual work gets done!

RTD: [brightens] I mean…I do like being given credit for things.

DTZM: Tell you what.  Anthology series’ are becoming all the rage these days.  Why don’t you come up with a topic for one?

RTD: A topic?

DTZM: Yeah!

RTD: And that’s all?

DTZM: Sure! We’ll let the PA’s handle the rest.

RTD: Hmm.  Okay.  Um…

Some time passes.

RTD: I got it!  How about…”down”?

DTZM: Down?

RTD: Down.

DTZM: Like, a descent into depression…

RTD: No, no, nothing that specific.  Just…things with a title that contain the word “down”.

DTZM: I love it!  Although…that sounds more like the topic for a deejay to work with.

RTD: You mean, like, on the radio?

DTZM: Yeah.

RTD: No, no.  Radio deejays have to do actual work.  Like, playing records and stuff.

DTZM: Oh yeah, you’re right.

RTD: So “down” it is.  All right, all right.

DTZM: I’ll make some calls.

RTD: Me too.  I’ve got a good feeling about this, I really do.  When’s award season again?

Today’s topic is “down”.  We’re looking for songs that contain the word “down” in the title, or heavily feature the theme of a descent.  I’ll get us started with a DOUBLE SHOT from Morrissey and the Decemberists.  The topic is pretty rich, so please don’t go too wild with lousy music just to fit the theme. Have at it!

 

 

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yeah right

Mike drop.

yeah right

one more

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

This should earn me a “Dude” from SoS.
Don’t let me down (lol….down)

yeah right

That was me giving you a thumbs up.

I thought I should admit to that.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

How is this still on the board?

ballsofsteelandfury

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Apparently this didn’t go through earlier when I posted it.

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

King Hippo

ok, a little peppier:

Gratliff

Fuck me. Lasers is almost 10 years old. Even the new things I like are old.

King Hippo

pshaw, I NOE I can’t be saved ,, smgdh

theeWeeBabySeamus

Nice

Gratliff

King Hippo

The song that reminds me of platonic best friend Kelly from undergrad, even though this is apparently about my other best friend (heroine):

Gratliff

Gratliff

Gratliff

Gratliff

Senor Weaselo

SonOfSpam

You have brought shame upon your house.

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

theeWeeBabySeamus

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

Oh you better believe there’s a DOUBLE SHOT right here:

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

Get funky

ArmedandHammered
ArmedandHammered

Double shot of funk: